With Flowers From 30th November 2013, I will place a bouquet of fresh flowers in the basket of a bicycle outside No. 258 Caochangdi studio every morning until I regain the right to travel freely. – Ai …
Ai Weiwei’s 600 Days of Flowers. With Flowers is an endurance piece that results in delight, not exhaustion. It’s repetitious yet deceptive, a bit like the artist’s Sunflower Seeds, a 2010 installation at London’s Tate Modern featuring millions of ceramic seeds that were each individually handcrafted by workshops in Jingdezhen.
Ai Weiwei – With Flowers from 2013. The artist placed a bouquet of flowers in the basket of a bicycle in front of his studio in Beijing and action of endured for about 600 days. Ai started the performance on November 13, 2013, more than two years into his confinement.
Flowers in Ai’s bicycle basket Some works by the great Chinese artist, Ai Weiwei, are a little oblique. Take the video where he removes a screw from a bus, for example .
Ai Weiwei (Chinese, 1957- ) With Flowers (detail) 2013-15 Bicycle, flowers, digital print on paper Ai Weiwei Studio, Beijing . In 2011 Ai was detained by Chinese authorities for eighty-one days without being charged. Upon his release, Ai’s passport was revoked …
Dec 27, 2013 · With Flowers, Ai Weiwei Protests His Loss of Freedom. The flowers have provided a burst of color against the gray Beijing sky, and Mr. Ai’s quirky form of protest is being talked about, with amusement, by other artists living and working nearby in the arts district not far from Beijing’s international airport.
In this work, Ai Weiwei quietly transformed the utilitarian fixtures in several Hospital ward cells and medical offices into delicate porcelain bouquets. The artist designed intricately detailed encrustations of ceramic flowers to fill the sinks, toilets, and tubs that were once used by hospitalized prisoners.
BEIJING, June 22, 2013 – The Ai Weiwei Studio released Ai Weiwei’s first music album, “The Divine Comedy”, today to commemorate the second anniversary of his release from an 81-day secret detention. The single “Dumbass”, premiered last month along with its music video, is included in the album.
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Ai Weiwei’s Appeal ¥15,220,910.50. 2014, video, 2h 8m. Ai Weiwei’s Appeal ¥15,220,910.50 opens with Ai Weiwei’s mother at the Venice Biennial in the summer of 2013 examining Ai’s large S.A.C.R.E.D. installation portraying his 81-day imprisonment. The documentary goes onto chronologically reconstruct the events that occurred from the time he was arrested at the Beijing airport in April 2011 to his final …
Ai Weiwei, Kui Hua Zi (Sunflower Seeds), 2010, Tate Modern, London, 2011 (photo: Loz Flowers CC BY-SA 2.0) How we experience an artwork impacts our perception of the work. In the tradition of participatory contemporary art, Sunflower Seeds asks the public to physically interact with the art.
Ai Weiwei. The Jingdezhen workshops are much reduced—deregulation in the 1980s and the closure of state-owned porcelain firms have left the city exposed to competition from provinces specializing in cheaper wares. Sunflower Seeds, despite its unusual creation, paralleled the growth of materialism, globalization and mass-production in China,
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